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Re: Uncanny similarities between The Beatles and Blink 182

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:17 pm
by ramirin
In The Beatles:
Paul: "I'VE GOT TO ADMIT IT'S GETTING BETTER, ALL THE TIME"
John: "It can't get any worse..."

In Blink:
Tom: "IT'S THE WOOOORST DAMN DAAAAAY, OF MY LIIIIIFE"
Mark: "It doesn't hurt that much-"

guys the conspiracy is real

Re: Uncanny similarities between The Beatles and Blink 182

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:39 am
by Marmalade Skies
Broccoli_Apocalypse wrote:When it comes to similarities, the only thing I see ... were the lead singers

And that they have a similar songwriting dynamic of one being the stable one who wants to play the same music and the other being the inconsistent avant-garde.

Then, like John and Paul, they had a falling out, as did Tom and Mark.

In both cases, the latter tried to extend it and the former got really flaky and quit to work on their personal projects.

You can see it best in Abbey Road and how it was made. John didn't care how it was mixed and remastered and left the recording process.

By then John was a full-blown heroin addict. Half of his songs on the record were outtakes from The White Album, and Paul arranged them together to make it look like a cohesive whole. In this way, there is a difference, as even in his inconsistency, Tom contributed the majority of the work.

most of the band had a problem with Paul because he was so controlling

This is true. George especially was limited to two songs per album, although John never once vouched for George (and even said "We could replace him with Eric Clapton.")

I love John.

Except John was an even bigger douche than Tom. He physically abused women. He cheated on his wife and neglected his son Julian (whom he called a mistake from a bottle of whiskey). He condemned greed/materialism/capitalism and was present for counter-culture photo ops, yet enjoyed an expensive lifestyle and donated little to charity. But John is a martyr and had a "vision". It's worth noting that John generally improved on his problems as he got older, but he's far from the hero most people think he is.


Re: Uncanny similarities between The Beatles and Blink 182

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:52 pm
by Broccoli_Apocalypse
Here's something fun. During the bridge of No Future when Matt echoes "did you go, did you go," the way his voice is distorted sounds A LOT like Lennon's voice in later years. Lennon already had a nasally voice, but over the years, he became more and more conscious of his voice and had his vocal parts distorted as much as possible. These distorted "did she go, did she go" echoes sound SO MUCH like Lennon especially in Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds and Dear Prudence. It's all I can hear now. SOMEONE, tell me I'm NOT CRAZY!!!!!

Re: Uncanny similarities between The Beatles and Blink 182

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:48 am
by El Salvador
Emm, I get the comparison a little bit. I always call Mark and Tom the Lennon-McCartney of pop punk. Also with Mark seemingly having a preference for melody, harmony, down to earth lyrics and Tom being more experimental and as time progressed more spiritual and idealistic in his songwriting. But there's also a lot of difference. Obviously the biggest one being that The Beatles were a four-piece, with an extra songwriter in George Harrison (don't forget him!) and blink is a powertrio whos sound is carried for a large part by the pure technical ability of the man sitting behind the kit. Mark and Tom would have never reached those heights without Travis. As much as I love Ringo, I can't say the same for him.

Also if you want to compare the break-up, you can see some similarities except obviously Blink continued without Tom, whilst The Beatles never considered continuing without any of its four members.

Broccoli_Apocalypse wrote:When it comes to similarities, the only thing I see ... were the lead singers

And that they have a similar songwriting dynamic of one being the stable one who wants to play the same music and the other being the inconsistent avant-garde.



Paul McCartney wanted to play the same music?? That's bullshit. Throughout his career he's always pushed for radical new ways of songwriting, I'd say even more than John did in his time as a Beatle. Paul was the one that introduced those obsure classical instruments and that style of music to the sound of The Beatles, he was the one that thought of the idea of writing the first ever pop concept album and through his amazing melodies he invented so many new ways of songwriting within the world of rock and pop music (Helter Skelter to name an example, being the beginning of metal or Yesterday, which became a jazz standard or Eleanor Rigby, with that revolutionary classical string sound).